The Little Epicurean

May 27 2017

Blackberry Swirl Pineapple Popsicles

Blackberry Swirl Pineapple Popsicles

I don’t get to play tourist in Southern California very often. While there is so much to see and do around Los Angeles and Orange County, I hardly take advantage of it. That’s about to change! This weekend Alex and I are going whale watching in Newport Beach. I haven’t been whale watching since third grade (back in 1993!). I’m hoping we get to meet some dolphins, too. Next week I’m checking out afternoon tea at the Disneyland Hotel with my BFF. After that, I’m taking a little trip to Santa Barbara for a first birthday party. I love this time of the year (maybe even more than the holidays).

As we approach summertime, my freezer becomes a popsicle making factory. As the weather heats up, I can’t help but turn everything into an ice pop. Why limit yourself to drinking a cocktail, when you can eat it instead? Example: Lava Flow Popsicles. Want popsicles for breakfast? This kiwi chia coconut popsicle is totally appropriate. Avocado toast is so basic. These chocolate avocado popsicles are not. 

May 25 2017

Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail

Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail

This is my unintentional tiki cocktail and I’m absolutely smitten with it. While it may be too early to call this drink my summer cocktail of 2017, I’m certain this blackberry pineapple rum cocktail is THE ONE. Summer 2016 revolved around my fascination with cocktail floats: cucumber gin and tonic float, greyhound cocktail float, watermelon margarita float,

May 23 2017

Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake

Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake

Cake. It’s what’s for dinner. And breakfast. And possibly lunch. It can be difficult making cake in a two person (and two dog) household. Unless I’m specifically making the cake for a party or celebration, Alex and I are going to have leftover cake for a few days. Instead of making my usual layered cakes,

May 18 2017

Strawberry Crumb Cake

Strawberry Crumb Cake

Spring is here! California strawberries are everywhere, but it’s surprisingly chilly in Los Angeles. Last week I was sweating in the high 80s. I’m currently writing this on a cold and gloomy Monday. It’s in the 50’s and I’m bundled in a sweater in the middle of May! Hurry up, Summer! I’m ready for never ending

May 16 2017

Roasted Garlic Bread with Rose Wine

Roasted Garlic Bread

This post was sponsored on behalf of Louis Jadot via One2One Network. As always, all opinions stated are my own.  With spring in full bloom and summer on the way, it’s rosé time! I’m all about #RoséAllDay, #RoséYesWay, #SundayRosé, and every other hashtag associated with love for rosé wines. Rosé wines get their iconic pink-blush

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